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Retained Placenta in Sheep & Goats – Treatment & Considerations

Shedding A Placenta

Normally after lambing or kidding, a ewe or nanny will expel the afterbirth or placenta within an hour or two. But sometimes the placenta can be stubborn about being released during the cleansing phase of lambing or kidding. In sheep and goats a placenta that does not evacuate the uterus after about 12 hours or…

Care And Management Of Hypothermic Lambs & Kid Goats

A Mildly Hypothermic Lamb

Gosh it’s cold outside! Hypothermic lambs and kid goats can become a real problem in this kind of weather. Throughout much of North America, the record cold is interfering with the health and well-being of many early season neonatal lambs and goat kids. Lambs and goat kids can take quite a bit of cold as…

Foot Scald & Foot Rot In Sheep & Goats

Foot Scald

The ewe in the picture below has sore feet. Her kneeling stance is typical of either foot scald or foot rot. The ewe to the right of her, who is lying down, also has sore feet. All foot problems in sheep and in goats should be investigated and treated as soon as possible. There are…